CHICAGO (CBS) — A final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
While aldermen gave the proposed rules preliminary approval in a joint committee meeting, a final vote was then tabled until the City Council’s meeting on June 22.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
The measure already had undergone several previous revisions before Wednesday’s meeting, and aldermen were not expecting the latest changes.
“You went through with the changes on here. I have a problem with voting on a 55-page document that I got five minutes ago,” Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th) said.
Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) said aldermen need more time to read through the revisions offered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday.
“It’s very, very complicated. … My hope is that – and I think the mayor hears us loud and clear – I mean, it will bring in some good revenue for the city of Chicago, we need it; however, we just want to make sure that the i’s are dotted, and the t’s are crossed, and everything works out for everyone,” he said.